Mark K. Bauman is professor of history emeritus at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. He is the editor of Southern Jewish History and is the author or editor of numerous articles and books, the most recent of which is P. Allen Krause, To Stand Aside or Stand Alone: Southern Reform Rabbis and the Civil Rights Movement ed. Bauman with Steven Krause (University of Alabama Press, 2017). A volume of his selected essays on southern Jewish history is scheduled for publication by the University of Alabama Press. Bauman co-edits, with Adam Mendelsohn, University of Alabama Press’s series, “Jews and Judaism: History and Culture.”
Ellen Eisenberg holds the Dwight and Margaret Lear Chair in American History at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Her scholarship focuses on Jews in the American West, and she is particularly interested in interethnic relations in the West. Her monograph, The First to Cry Down Injustice? Western Jews and Japanese Removal during WWII (Lexington Books, 2008), was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. She recently published a two-volume history of Jews in Oregon, Embracing a Western Identity: Jewish Oregonians, 1849–1950 (Oregon State University Press, 2015) and The Jewish Oregon Story, 1950–2010 (Oregon State University Press, 2016).
Cynthia Francis Gensheimer received her PhD in Economics from UCLA. This article is part of a larger project that examines how gender and religiosity affected the benevolence of Jews in small Midwestern American cities during the nineteenth century. Gensheimer’s publications include “Annie Jonas Wells: Jewish Daughter, Episcopal Wife, Independent Intellectual,” which appeared in American Jewish History 98, no. 3 (2014). She lives in Denver, Colorado, where she serves on the board of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society. She is also the recipient of the American Jewish Archives’ Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship.
Anton Hieke received his PhD from the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. He is the author of Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction South: Ambivalence and Adaptation (DeGruyter, 2013); “Transregional Mobility in the Reconstruction South,” American Jewish History 97, no. 1 (2013); and co-author of Vom Rhein an den Cape Fear River: Eine Rheinhessische Auswanderungsgeschichte (Kehl-Verlag, 2014). As an independent scholar, he is currently working on the transnational Jewish history of the nineteenth century as exemplified by the biography of Rev. Dr. Maurice Mayer of Charleston, SC. Since 2017, he has taught English and History at GTS Friedrichstadt in Wittenberg, Germany.
Michael Hoberman teaches American literature and folklore at Fitchburg State University and lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. He has published three books on New England history and culture and several articles on Jewish American history, including two pieces that have appeared in previous editions of American Jewish History. His current undertaking, A Hundred Acres of America: The Geography of Jewish American Literary History, is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in 2019. [End Page v]
Stanley Mirvis is Post-Doctoral Fellow in the ERC-sponsored program “A Diaspora in Transition: Cultural and Religious Change in Early Modern Western Sephardic Communities” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His forthcoming monograph is titled The Jews of Colonial Jamaica: A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition (Yale University Press).
Toni Pitock earned her PhD from the University of Delaware in American History where she teaches History and Jewish Studies. This article is part of a larger project on Ashkenazi trade networks in the Atlantic World.
Adriana M. Brodsky is Associate Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She has written on Argentine Jews, in particular about the Sephardim who settled there. Her book, Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Community and National Identity, 1880–1960 was published in 2016 by Indiana University Press.
Karla Goldman is the Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work and Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan where she directs the Jewish Communal Leadership Program. She is the author of Beyond the Synagogue Gallery: Finding a Place for Women in American Judaism (Harvard University Press, 2000).
Brian Greenberg is the Jules Plangere Chair Emeritus in American Social History at Monmouth University. His most recent work is The Dawning of American Labor: The New Republic to the Industrial Age (Wiley Press, 2017).
Motti Inbari is Associate Professor...